Did not play for the Cougars in 2002-03 after transfering from Notre Dame.
2001-02 SEASON (Junior)
The only returning player up front for Notre Dame. . . Proved to be a strong player around the basket and in the post . . . A terrific shot-blocking talent and an impsing force inside . . . Increased her strength considerably . . . Has a tremendous work ethic . . . A strong defensive player and rebounder.
2000-01 SEASON (Sophomore)
Ranked on the team in blocked shots (58) and was third in the big East in that category with 1.7 per game . . . Along with Ruth Riley, comprised one of thje best shot-blocking tandems in the country as the two combined for 171 blocked shots . . . Averaged 1.4 points and 2.4 rebounds during the season while playing in 35 contests . . . Provided a big lift off the bench in the Big East Championships with career-best basketball . . . Turned in back-to-back career-high nine-rebound games vs Georgetown and Voirginia Tech . . . Also had six blockes, two points, one steal and an assist in a career-high 22 minutes vs the Hoyas . . . Had six points and blocked three shots vs the Hokies in the semifinals . . . Played seven minutes in championship game . . . Scored four points abnd blocking four shots in 20 minutes vs Arizona . . . Had a career-high six blocks against Fordham to go along with four points . . . Had four blocks in 13 minutes of action vs St. John's . . . Matched a season-high with four points in nine minutes vs Miami . . .Had six rebounds in 14 minutes vs Pittsburgh . . . Saw action in every game but one (Purdue) . . . Set or matched six season/career bests against Alcorn State by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds - the first double-double of her career.
1999-00 SEASON (Freshman)
Played in 28 games and saw action in all three NCAA tournament contets vs San Diego, George Washington and Texas Tech . . . Scored seven points and blocked a career-high seven shots against Providence . . . Scored eight points and eight boards in addition to five blocked shots in the second meeting with Georgetown . . . Scored four points in win over Michigan State . . . Grabbed four boards vs West Virginia . . . Ranked second on the team with 33 blocked shots . . . Averaged 1.1 points and 1.2 rebounds.
Ranked as one of the top 100 high school seniors . . . Record-setting shot-blocker in the Houston area as a junior and senior with 273 and 281, respectively . . . Averaged 8.0 blocked per game at Clear Brook during her senior year, while netting 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game . . . Led Clear Brook HS to a 71-28 overall record and a 34-4 conference mark . . . Team won conference titles in 1997 and 1998, with thw 1997-98 squad finishing undefeated . . . copped Clear Creek Independent District MVP honors as a junior and was a first-team all-district selection in her final two scholastic campaigns . . . Played AAU basketball for Houston Hotshots Gold Team for five years and helped team advance to the nationals each season she played.
Born on March 3, 1981, in Houston, Texas . . . Parents are James and Carolyn Barksdale . . . Sister, Stephanie, played basketball for Fayetteville State in 2001 . . . Majoring in Sociology . . . Was recruited by Notre Dame, Virginia and Arkansas.